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Jessy S.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Friendly, Genuine, Experienced Writing Professor & Proofreader

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Great tutor
— Abdirahman, Chicago, IL on 11/13/15

$50/Hour


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Gordon College
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Gordon College

Northwestern University (Master's)

About Jessy

I am a professional proofreader and writing professor, with an undergraduate degree in English and Theater and an MFA from Northwestern. I teach screenwriting, play writing, and creative writing, but I also have a lot of experience with academic writing/essays. Aside from my English degree and my teaching experience, I also spent a year at Oxford during my undergraduate degree, researching, writing, and digging into essays in a one-on-one setting once a week. This added to both my essay-writing savvy and my strong background in English literature and theater history.

Because of my proofreading background, I am also especially helpful when it comes to explaining the rules of grammar and citations for many different styles. In my work as a proofreader, I also do software testing. I'm able to provide training on Microsoft Office Suite, Final Cut Pro, general PC and Mac usage, and a number of other specialized software.

I am comfortable teaching all ages. I have experience teaching preschoolers, elementary students, high schoolers, college students, and adults! I am friendly and encouraging, and I genuinely want to see my students succeed.
I am a professional proofreader and writing professor, with an undergraduate degree in English and Theater and an MFA from Northwestern. I teach screenwriting, play writing, and creative writing, but I also have a lot of experience with academic writing/essays. Aside from my English degree and my teaching experience, I also spent a year at Oxford Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60657

"Great tutor"

- Abdirahman, Chicago, IL on 11/13/15
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Video Production
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

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Bible Studies

I took Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Narrative courses in my undergraduate degree. I took an additional course in Old Testament studies at the Vineyard Training Center. I was a rotating teacher for a few years at a church in Fort Collins, Colorado, specializing in Old Testament Narrative.

Macintosh

When I am not tutoring, I work as a Quality Assurance Manager at an e-learning company, where I test various types of applications all day on both Macs and PCs, and I've grown very familiar with the capabilities of both systems and their applications. I am frequently called upon to troubleshoot problems with the computers and their software. I also freelance as a video and sound editor and have successfully trained many people to use iMovie, Final Cut, Audacity, and Logic Pro, among other programs.

Public Speaking

I excelled at my official Public Speaking course in college. But more importantly, I am an experienced teacher and writer. I recently refreshed my public speaking strategies by taking an advanced storytelling class at 2nd Story.

Theater

I have a minor undergraduate degree in Theatre and an MFA in Playwriting. I am a produced playwright who teaches playwriting workshops. I also have extensive training in in theatre history, theatre-as-literature, and production/DIY theatre.

Video Production

I hold an MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern, where I took a special interest in our Graduate Production Workshop. I enjoyed it so much that I took many other workshops on my own time to learn about other video production equipment. I have also filmed and edited many comedy videos. I specialize in Final Cut Pro.

Gordon College
Northwestern University
Master's

Education

Gordon College

Northwestern University (Master's)

Great tutor

I learned a lot from Jessy. She knows what she is doing. If you need help, don't hesitate to reach her. She is the best.

— Abdirahman, Chicago, IL on 11/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessy will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.